"One of the best improvising cellists in the UK" The JazzMann

Upcoming Dates

Jan 28, 2020

Oxford Contemporary Music

Duo with James Arben ( sax/flue/bass clarinet)

Freely Improvised Music

2pm and 7.30pm


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Other news/upcoming projects

PalmyraInterchange Dectet
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My piece 'Palmyra' is a 3 part suite written in memory and tribute to the Syrian City destroyed by ISIS om 2015. It features on the album 'Donna's Secret with the Interchange Dectet, and is available here

Duo album with Robert Mitchell on piano has finally been recorded!!! Featuring works by both Robert and myself, and also some of Roberts very powerful poetry. More news later!

Long Story Short - CD

out now on 33 Jazz

Waltz for and Amethyst - Shirley Smart
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Fascinating listening, and thought-provoking entertainment for the open-eared"

The Arts Desk

' a superb set -  a sound world that is at once rooted in the ancient and traditional  musics that it draws from in an utterly contemporary manner that also incorporates modern jazz. 

This is an exceptionally strong leadership debut from a lady that I'm sure we are destined to hear much more from.' Jazzviews

"Smarts playing is particularly remarkable.." Songlines    

        Via Maris CD

           out now 


  Two Rivers Records

"..a fascinating melting pot of musical influences.."

World Music Central

Listen to Melange on BBC World on 3 here

                             Beyond Cello

Workshop course to develop improvisation and creative skills

More info and register your interest here


Dates for 2019/20 coming soon!

 Listen to podcast about Beyond Cello at Kings Place here

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